Building a New Home? Here's 5 Additions to Consider

Are you building a new home or contemplating a renovation of your existing one? There are a lot of home additions to consider and it's an important decision to make, as they are usually expensive and can be complex to carry out. The benefits are great though. They can expand your living space by means of an extra bedroom, a new kitchen, or perhaps a bigger family room. And it all adds value to your property too, which is likely to make up for the money you spent on it.

1. Security Doors and Shutters

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Most homes usually come with traditional wire mesh screens and security doors. To ensure your home is extra safe, consider installing new-age screens that have high-tensile stainless steel woven into mesh. The wonderful thing about the doors is that they can be installed as standalone doors or fitted to existing doors even if they're sliding or bi-folds. And you can choose window screens that can be opened rather than fixed, for emergency exits. Plus, they all provide unobstructed outdoor views too! Check out reliable business, like Stylewise Security for more information or simply click here to check out an array of options.

2. Bathrooms

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It's common for home owners to desire an additional bathroom, or a better one. Bathrooms can be complicated because they involve installing and re-fitting plumbing supply lines and drains, and it usually takes up existing living space. However, bathrooms can be as simple as a basic powder room for guests, or as luxurious as a bathroom with a spa bath! Either will add value to your home.

3. Kitchen

Another popular home-renovation idea usually includes remodelling an existing kitchen. Extra bench space can be achieved by adding a standalone island to the kitchen, and additional drawers and shelves can be added to this, as well as other parts of your kitchen. Kitchens are appliance-heavy, so remember to add extra powerpoints all around the area at different heights, and on your new island as well, so you won't have to drag cables all over the place.

4. Family/rumpus/rec room

Many families prefer to reserve their living room for entertaining – so the furniture stays ‘nice’ enough for guests. A basement or spare room converted into a family/rumpus room is a great way for the family to be themselves. Usually, the ‘not so nice’ furniture can be in this room, plus the entertainment unit.

5. Guesthouse

If you know you’re going to have a lot of guests, or there aren’t enough rooms in the main house for your kids to have separate rooms, a guesthouse/granny flat/pool housewill prove indispensable. There are many possibilities for this area – you could install a kitchenette and bathroom, basically making this into a studio apartment. Long-term guests will be less of an intrusion, or kids can learn some independence.
Building a home or putting in additions to your current home can be a challenge, yet so rewarding once complete. It will make daily life easier or even a little more fun. It will also add value to your home should you decide to sell one day.

Lovingly written by Joy


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